Sneak Peek: “Annie” Remake Starring Jamie Foxx & Quvenzhane Wallis
OMG! Of course we all remember Little Orphan Annie (Quinn), the adorable little red head who captured the heart of millions of movie goers across the nation.
Now there is a remake in the works starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis.
Via Broadway World:
The original stage musical of ANNIE was based on Harold Gray’s 1924 comic strip LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE and was directed by Martin Charnin, featuring music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Charnin and a book by Thomas Meehan. Subsequently, the musical has been revived on Broadway twice, with the most recent revival playing at the Palace Theatre, directed by James Lapine and starring Lilla Crawford in the title role.
ANNIE will a modern-day adaptation of the stage musical, set in contemporary New York City.
ANNIE is directed by Will Gluck from a script by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna, starring Quvenzhane Wallis as Annie, Jamie Foxx as Benjamin Stacks (aka Daddy Warbucks), Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan (Annie’s mean foster mom) along with Rose Byrne as Grace Farrell and Bobby Cannavale in a new role penned for the remake.
I don’t know about you but I cannot picture Diaz as a mean foster mom, she has such a loving personality!
The starry roster of producers for the film include Will Smith and Jay Z, who also serves as music supervisor. Jay Z famously had a Top Ten hit with a rap version of the show’s famous orphan theme “It’s A Hard Knock Life”.
The remake of Annie is expected to hit theaters December 19th and I can’t to see it!
Take a sneak peek at the trailer for the upcoming big screen movie musical remake of beloved orphan-themed musical ANNIE.